What is faith?
(1) Saying "Amen? to God.
(2) Forsaking All I Take Him. Acrostic: F-A-I-T-H.
(3) Famous definitions:
(4) The snowflake said to the mountain below, "Can you hold me up"? 1 John 5:4-5, "and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.'
(5) This great "Faith? chapter emphasizes what faith does, with only v. 1, telling what faith is, and the other 39 verses demonstrating what real faith accomplishes.
I. FAITH BELIEVES THE INCREDIBLE. The Vindication of Faith.
2. The Resurrection of Christ and the dead, Hebrews 11:17-19.
3. The Miracles, John 20:30-31. 'signs.'
4. That God could love and save sinful man, John 3:16.
II. FAITH SEES THE INVISIBLE. The Vision of Faith. Hebrews 11:1, 3, 7, 13, 27.
"For he (Moses) endured, as seeing Him Who is invisible,? 11:27.
1. The Invisible God, verse 27.
2. The Unseen and Unknown Future'the Flood, Noah verse 7.
3. The Promises of God, The Old Testament Saints, verse 13.
4. Moses saw Jesus and His Riches, verses 26, 27.
5. Abraham saw Jesus? Day and Rejoiced, John 8:56.
"For we walk by faith, not by sight,? 2 Corinthians 5:7.
III. FAITH ACHIEVES THE IMPOSSIBLE. The Victory of Faith, verses 4, 6.
1. The Dead Speak, Abel, verse 4.
2. Pleases God, Enoch, verses 5, 6.
3. Defy God's natural law of gravitation. Peter, Matthew 14:30-31. Walked on water.
5. Abraham and Sarah become parents of Isaac in Old Age, verses 8-11.
6. Stopped the mouths of lions, verse 33.
Christ: "All things are possible to him that believeth,? Mark 9:23.
Paul: "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me,? Philippians 4:13.